Candidate Profile
Richard "Dick" Hamm

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Richard "Dick" Hamm
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 56
Incumbent
Yes
Links

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  83%, 83%
Americans for Prosperity IN (AFP IN), 2015-16:  71%

77%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2016:  33%, 20%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Indiana Manufacturers Association Indiana Farm Bureau National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) Indiana Right to Life Hoosiers for Quality Education (HQE)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Donald Trump, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Pence, State Republican Party Organizations, Thomas Saunders
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Brian Bosma, Hoosiers for Economic Growth, Hoosiers for Quality Education, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Thomas Saunders

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. There should be strict enforcement of federal and state laws prohibiting the distribution of obscene pornography, including over the Internet.

Strongly Agree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Neutral

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Neutral

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. Local governments have the authority to regulate sexually oriented businesses; in addition, there should be statewide legislation that would place some minimal regulations on the industry.

Agree

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Disagree

18. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Mankind is created by God in his image and because of that the laws should be based on nature and of natures God.

19. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court,

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Abortion should be allowed only in the case of rape, incest or the life of the mother.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian of the Baptist denomination and very active in our church. I believe in God the Father, the Creator, God the Son, Jesus Christ, the redeemer of the world and God the Holy Spirit.


Background

Education
  • Richmond High School, Richmond,IN, 1956
  • Institute for Executive Growth-Earlham College, Richmond, IN, 1970
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Wayne County Youth Board, President
  • Junior-Achievement of Eastern Indiana, Board Member
  • Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County, President of the Board
  • Townsend Community Center of Richmond, IN, Board Member
  • United Way of Whitewater Valley, Board Member
  • Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County, Chairman of the Board
  • Milton Masonic Lodge #l08, Member
Offices
  • Indiana State Representative, Held 2012-2014
 

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